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Granite Bay grad rises in two college wrestling rankings

By: Staff report
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Granite Bay High School graduate Ryan Loder has climbed into one national rankings poll and might have wrestled his way into another after his performance last weekend.

Loder, a redshirt freshman at the University of Northern Iowa, defeated three opponents in InterMatwrestle.com’s 184-pound rankings at the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Loder beat No. 13 Mike Larson of Missouri 3-1, No. 20 C.J. Magrum of Ohio State 6-4 and No. 11 Chris Perry of Oklahoma State 8-2.

Loder has won nine of his last 11 matches and is 16-8 this season. He climbed to 14th in the nation in The Wrestling Report’s rankings by finishing fifth in the 48th Midlands Championships on Dec. 29-30 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. Loder pinned No. 1 Grant Gambrall of Iowa at 6 minutes, 59 seconds in the fifth-place match.

Loder won four titles and was 32-5 last season competing in open tournaments.
As a Granite Bay senior in 2009, Loder placed fifth in the State Meet at 189 pounds.